Global environmental consultancy market grows 4%

14 January 2014

The value of the global environmental consultancy (EC) market reached US$27.4 billion (£16.7 billion) in 2012, up 3.6% over the previous year, according to the latest report by Environment Analyst. The sector is still growing ahead of global economic growth, which stood at 3.2% in 2012.

Europe to face drought

14 January 2014

As Europe was battered by storms at the beginning of 2014, research has found by the end of this century droughts in Europe are expected to be more frequent and intense due to climate change and increased water use.

Emissions monitoring offer shipowner savings

14 January 2014

Advanced emissions monitoring of large ships calling at European Union (EU) ports could help save owners and operators of large ships up to €9 million/year (£7.47m/yr), according to a study published by sustainable transport campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E).

Integrated Reporting Framework launched

8 January 2014

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has published the Integrated Reporting (IR) Framework, intended to accelerate the adoption of IR worldwide.

Greener transport report

7 January 2014

The Government’s “efforts to make it easier for people to choose greener ways of travelling to and from public transport hubs are working”, according to a door-to-door action plan published by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Worsening air quality in Greece

3 January 2014

A study by researchers in the US and Greece has found worsening air quality in Greece as people burn cheaper fuel for warmth as a result of the economic crisis in the country.